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During the album's tour, the band was plagued by Chamberlin's heroin addiction.
On July 12, 1996, touring keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin died of a drug overdose in a hotel room.
His musical interests in his formative years included hard rock like Guts-era John Cale, heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath, and mainstream rock like Queen, Boston, ELO, Rush, and Cheap Trick.
In high school, Corgan discovered alternative rock through Bauhaus and The Cure.
He later joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2015, becoming its president in August 2016.
On November 2, 2016, he left TNA due to lawsuits which he had filed with the company stating gross misconduct as the reason.
Corgan started a new band called Zwan, and after their quick demise, he released a solo album (The Future Embrace) and a collection of poetry (Blinking with Fists) before setting his sights on reforming Smashing Pumpkins.
1 on Billboard's modern rock and mainstream rock charts.
Their appearance on Saturday Night Live on November 11, 1995 to promote this material (their second appearance on the show overall) also was the television debut appearance of Corgan's shaved head, which he has maintained consistently ever since.
On the band's inaugural album, Gish (1991), the band fused diverse threads such as psychedelic rock and heavy metal into a distinctive sound.
Gish fared better than expected, but the follow-up, Siamese Dream, released on Virgin Records in 1993, became a multi-platinum hit.